Senior Editor

Benjamin Tepler edits Portland Monthly’s Eat & Drink section, manages the Eat Beat blog, and writes across various departments, with a special love for weird science and the great outdoors. 

The New York native and Oberlin College graduate joined Portland Monthly in 2010, equipped with a culinary degree and a failed career in marine biology. To counter-balance his high-caloric diet, Benjamin spends his free time running, hiking, and climbing up Oregon’s various peaks. 

Drink Locally

New Bars = Zero Ambience

So why am I here?

11/09/2009

Vino

Cellar Notes: December 2009

What's the top wine-selling store in Oregon? The answer could surprise you. Condé Cox looks at a few of the store's top wines.

11/09/2009 By Condé Cox

Gussy Up

Abby’s Closet

In 2004, the Eglands established Abby’s Closet, an organization that collects new and gently used prom dresses and then gives them to students who may not be able to afford their own. In April, 1,800 girls walked away from the Convention Center with their

10/20/2009

phile under: art

Jelly Generation

The John Jay curated show of 30 younger Chinese artists

10/15/2009 By Lisa Radon

Cellar Notes

Oregon Chardonnay

09/18/2009 By Condé Cox

HABITAT

Sand Castle

The stereotypical beach rental with kitschy seashell art and 1960s blankets gets a modern makeover from two designers.

09/11/2009 By Victoria Blake

HIGH SPIRITS

Pope House Bourbon Lounge

The Pope House bucks the terrible stereotypes of the South fueled by "Free Bird" and NASCAR with its 40-plus brands of bourbon and impeccable surroundings.

09/10/2009 By John Chandler

EAT THIS NOW

Specialty Rolls at Sushi Mazi

Chef Marc Suwansathien's specialty rolls at Sushi Mazi such as the Super Rock & Roll are an orgy of Japanese fusion techniques, showing off a fondness for whimsy and over-the-top presentation.

09/10/2009 By Martha Calhoon

SAVOR

John Taboada's Green-Tomato Parmesan

As we reach the colder winter months, those formerly ripe tomatoes are hanging on to the vine for dear life. Like local chefs, you can take advantage of the new bounty of green tomatoes.

09/10/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Finance

Venturing Forth

Swearing he’d never be a banker like his father (and grandfather and great-grandfather), John Haines fled his office in the Wells Fargo Tower to kayak the world’s wild rivers and pioneer new paths in finance. Ten years after an accident confined him to a

09/10/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Mudroom

Good Company

_Business Facilities_ named Oregon as one of the top ten business climates in the United States. Let's take a look into why we ranked so high.

09/10/2009 By Kasey Cordell

phile under: art review

Review: Rose McCormick’s Grand Ronde

09/04/2009 By Lisa Radon

phile under: TBA

TBA: Night One

09/04/2009 By Robert Runyon

The WORKS

Look up and See the Lights!

TBA: more cool things to see while waiting in line.

09/04/2009 By Alexis Rehrmann

Article

First Friday September

visual art openings: Eastside represent

09/04/2009 By Lisa Radon

Aspiring Designers

Fashion Forward

Ten local designers focus on Fashion Week

09/01/2009 By Meghan Hilliard

Home Design

Before the Finishes

Remodeling a house is more than a new coat of paint and some hardwood floors. Listen to _Portland Spaces'_ remodeling tips from local experts.

08/19/2009 By Jessica Pruitt

Article

Koi Fusion PDX

Roving food cart attracts Portland foodies and Twitterati.

08/18/2009 By Laura Klairmont

Portland Plated

Smaller, Cheaper, Faster

As the economy changes, Portland restaurants are forced to adapt or become extinct.

08/18/2009 By Mike Thelin

Get Yo Grape On

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2009

Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.

08/18/2009 With Randy Gragg By Condé Cox